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Published on May 20th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair

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Production-Ready Nissan GT-R 50 by Italdesign Launched

Back in 2018, Nissan and Italdesign worked together on a project that celebrated both the 50th anniversary of the GT-R and Italdesign themselves. Now, the GT-R50 prototype has been launched as a production model. By and large, they’ve managed to keep the look of the prototype intact. Take a look at the comparison below.

The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign made its debut at the Tazio Nuvolari circuit in Cervesina, Italy.

Only 50 will be made, and they began taking orders well over a year ago, but they’ve yet to sell every single one of them. If you’re interested, there’s still time to put a deposit down.

The GT-R50 has a NISMO-tuned twin-turbocharged 3.8L V6. It’s based on the latest Nissan GT-R, which has been around for more than a decade, but is still one of the fastest cars for its price.

Deliveries of the car will take place by the end of 2020 and through early 2021.

Here’s the press release with more.

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PRESS RELEASE

The waiting is finally over: just a few minutes ago, in streaming from the “Tazio Nuvolari” circuit in Cervesina, Italdesign launched the first Nissan GT-R 50 by Italdesign in the celebratory edition limited to fifty units.

The Nissan GT-R 50 by Italdesign is the result of the collaboration with the Japanese car manufacturer that began in 2018 with the creation of the prototype of the same name. The success achieved in the months following the presentation of the project drove Nissan and Italdesign to decide to launch production of the road version in a limited series of 50 units. The first vehicles will be delivered to customers in late 2020 and early 2021.

“This is a very special day – said Jörg Astalosch, Italdesign CEO – after extremely difficult weeks for everyone. After we had to renounce to the world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show and, after the partial stop of our production activities due to COVID-19, in early May we have returned 100% operative and can confirm the delivery of the first cars between the end of this year and early 2021, as planned. It is no coincidence that we presented the car from the “Tazio Nuvolari” circuit: it is where we routinely process all dynamic tests necessary for vehicles type approval for the different markets and we are about to conclude the ones for our GT-R 50 “.

Nissan collaborated with Italdesign to create the model, based on the latest Nissan GT-R NISMO, in commemoration of the 50th anniversaries of the GT-R in 2019 and Italdesign in 2018.

Powering each GT-R50 by Italdesign is a NISMO-tuned 720 PS hand-built 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6.

Customer demand for the production version of the car is strong, with a significant number of deposits already taken, and customers across the globe are in the process of selecting personal specifications for their vehicles, customers will be able to choose a livery inspired to the GT-Rs that made the history of the brand. That will make the already limited car — of which only 50 will be produced — even more attractive to collectors. A limited number of reservations for the remaining models are still available.

Those interested in the GT-R50 by Italdesign can visit www.GT-R50.nissan or contact Italdesign directly at [email protected]

In Japan, customers can now purchase a GT-R50 by Italdesign through SCI Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of VT Holdings, which has been appointed official importer and distributor for these exclusive cars in the country.

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